Saturday, June 5, 2010


We have been meaning to try Luzzo's in the East Village for quite some time now as one of our close friends recommended their truffle oil pizza. The combo sounds amazing, and with a reco taboot, we'd be foolish not to see what it was all about.

On a Friday night at around 8:30 we got seated immediately, and were quickly asked what we wanted to drink. This would become a theme of the evening. White wine sangria for me, and white wine for Jess. A few moments later, we were asked to place our order.

Less than one minute later, they served our appetizer... We split their arugula salad with walnuts, tomatoes, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. It was good, and if you like that type of salad, you'll like this one. 

We were just finishing up our salads when they brought our main course, a large "Tartufata" pie (tomato sauce, mozzarella, truffle pate, & basil - $23).

It was phenomenal & we finished every last bite! We fully understand why our friend was pushing us so hard to try it. It's thin crust, has great flavor with the tomato sauce, cheese, & truffle oil. Plus, the truffle oil gives off a pungent aroma that you wish you could put into a bottle & whip out anytime. Their showing on the pizza front was quite strong! Delicious!

Our only complaints from this meal would be that the service is wayyyyy tooooo pushy. At no point do they ever let you breathe. There was nobody waiting for a table & they were trying to get us out of there as soon as we sat down. They need to chill out a bit and let people enjoy their time at the restaurant. We also would have loved to see a few more basil leaves on the pie. Alas, no place is perfect, and their pizza is good enough that it's worth dealing with these hiccups.

Luzzo's doesn't have a website that we can link to, but it's on 1st Ave between 12th & 13th, and their number is 212-473-7447. We suggest you get involved!

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